Recycling old computers with Linux
Topic: Recycling old computers with Linux
started by: jpeters
Posted by jpeters on Mar. 08 2008,05:24"The recycled computers will be donated to schools throughout Northern California. Some will also go to libraries and community centers around the Bay Area to help underprivileged kids gain access to computers."
"Burgett's company takes in old computers and installs Linux, a free open source software. The computers are made desktop-ready with an entire word processing spread database and a Mozilla Web browser program for the Internet."
"When Burgett finally kicked his drug habit about 14 years ago, he got a large tattoo. He also got another one during the dot.com boom, when the center grossed $1.2 million one year."
"During the past 14 years, the center has given away about 16,000 computers. "
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